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What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?  
User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6292 times:

A random Friday thread here... I'm in the process of getting over my first cold of the fall/winter season, and as you might guess it's really not very fun. But I'm kind of curious... What do you find to be your least favorite part of having a cold? The runny nose? The hacking cough? The fact that after blowing your nose with tissues all day your nose gets so sensitive you can't bear to touch it?

For me, it's probably the sore throat I get from the post-nasal drip.


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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6282 times:

Nearly every time I get a cold, it is preceded by a sore throat. I can handle the sinus congestion and coughing no problem. But that damn sore throat....  hissyfit 

User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6272 times:

What I've never been able to figure out is, if the sore throat is caused by post-nasal drip, why it goes away well before your nose stops running.


Hydrogen is an odorless, colorless gas which, given enough time, turns into people.
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 days ago) and read 6241 times:

I can't even get a bad cold. I have an immune system that is amazing, I don't know why or who I inherited it from. I'll have a cough or a sneeze during the winter, but its never anything serious. I get seriously sick/get a bad cold about once every four years. That's it.


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6237 times:
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Quoting Yellowstone (Thread starter):
What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

That they haven't found a cure for it yet.



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6233 times:

Runny noses drive me up the wall  banghead 


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13642 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6230 times:
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Quoting Yellowstone (Thread starter):
For me, it's probably the sore throat I get from the post-nasal drip.

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It's the worst!



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6221 times:

Waiting for the Recovery  Sad

Try out some spicy soup it helps.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6218 times:

Runny nose, soar throat, yeah those are bad. However, what I hate most is that absolute SHIT feeling you get throughout your ENTIRE body. Too weak to get up, no desire to eat, changing the tv channel seems harder than running a mile when healthy., and so on.


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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6198 times:

I find eating Jalapeno's helps get rid of one...

But thats not the thread point - I find the worst part probably the blocked sinuses, or the runny nose, nothing worse being with friends, not having a tissue and sniffing the whole time  silly 

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6162 times:

What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Easy, it's so common ... and it takes at least two weeks to get over.


User currently offlineBoeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6151 times:

Runny nose is an annoyance as you have to carry tissues with you everywhere and indeed takes at least a fortnight to get over it completely (major bit wears off after a few day) so makes it embarrassing when you're socialising.

Worst bit of a common cold for me is the damn sore throat. It hurts to drink water and it's because of this I don't drink even though I may feel thirsty. Having said that I've found that drinking lots and lots of water/fruit juice sometimes gets rid of the cold and I get off lucky.

Since a common cold is a viral condition it's something that you can't get rid of easily and you have to basically treat it to help get by (Vick's VapoRub, Sudafed, Kleenex Balsam tissues, Chicken Soup).


User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6137 times:

The sore throat. The pain always spreads to my entire head, and makes eating painful.  grumpy 

I also loathe nasal congestions. I speak in public quite often and that Donald Duck voice I get with a congested nose is hugely embarrassing.

And the worst thing is, I catch colds several times a year. Drives me nuts.  banghead 


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6095 times:

At work a Common cold prevents one from carrying out a Ground Pressurisation check.
Problem is there should be another Guy to do the job around  Sad
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6089 times:

The best part is the Benadryl  Big grin.


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User currently offlineLrdc9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 610 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6073 times:

Worst part has to be the nasty feeling in your throat.
Best?Worst: I miss school, I get behind and am in for lunch and after for like 2 weeks after.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6069 times:

The cough, the congested nose, and the sore throat. Basically, everything.

User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6052 times:

The runny nose, which makes me look like Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer at the end of the day.  mad 


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User currently offlineONTFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 23 hours ago) and read 6020 times:

For me it's being congested where you can't breathe through your nose so when you go to eat anything, you're constantly out of breath and tired from just eating!


Doin' just fine thanks...
User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1632 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (7 years 23 hours ago) and read 6019 times:

The worst part of a cold (or any upper respiratory condition) for me is the impairment of breathing.

My craniofacial anomalies seriously compromise my breathing enough as it is (my throat is abnormally narrow). In fact I have obstructive sleep apnea secondary to my condition, so I use CPAP at night (which uses a nasal mask).

Any time I have nasal congestion, it makes it impossible to breathe and use the CPAP nasal mask, despite blowing my nose repeatedly.

SmithAir747



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 23 hours ago) and read 6017 times:

What do I hate most ? The fact that bloody supermarkets in France aren't allowed to sell cold cure stuff - you have to go to the pharmacy - &*$(*&%@!(*$#(& French bureaucracy !!!!

I'm getting a cold as we speak, the beginnings of a sore throat, snot everywhere, hacking up a lung, it ain't pretty. Unfortunately I have too much work to do, so I can't just take the day off and wallow in self pity, drink orange juice and read my book.


User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5981 times:

The worst part about having a cold is having cold... period.  Wink


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User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5978 times:

For me, the two things that are the worst are the nasal congestion which often turns into a sinus or ear infection, and the draining of the nasal cavities into my lungs, which then causes me to cough, which causes my asthma to kick into high gear, which causes me to be miserable.

If I get a cold it takes me at least two weeks, and often a month, to get over it.



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